How to Disable Orange Alerts on iOS 16?

You are busy with your work and receive constant notifications. You can mute the notifications while you are at work, in a meeting, or having some family time, but when it comes to orange alerts, they are undoubtedly very loud and you don’t even have the option to turn the alert off. You have no control over the orange alerts, they are very loud and the alerts can come at any time of the day or even night. They are just like any other random notifications, but with a bang. You can’t even mute it while your device is in Do Not Disturb mode. It can be very tiring to hear such loud warnings so often, and the only option to get rid of these loud warnings is to turn them off.

What are orange alerts?

America’s Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response (AMBER) is a type of government alert that warns you when a child has been abducted or needs urgent help. The main intent behind this feature is to locate missing persons and allow the local public to help.

How many types of alerts are there?

There are about 5 types of government alerts available on your iPhone device. All are made available by government agencies to target local areas with a mobile coverage zone.

  1. Amber warnings.
  2. Emergency notifications.
  3. Public safety.
  4. Presidential warning.
  5. Test emergency alert.

How do you receive orange alerts?

When a child is abducted or needs urgent help, your device will receive a notification to let you know. It doesn’t use GPS to track down that person, instead the government agencies use cell towers to broadcast in the local areas where the scene took place. On compatible devices, these warnings are limited to 360 characters.

Who sends the alerts?

Federal, state, municipal and tribal governments, as well as public safety agencies, send these alerts to mobile carriers, who send them to devices in the targeted region via the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

How to Disable Orange Alerts on iOS 16?

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to notifications.
  3. Locate the government warnings section.
  4. Disable the Amber Alerts option.
  5. Disable the Emergency Alerts option.
  6. You can also disable the Public Safety Alerts option.

The US-based iPhone users also have an option other than the notification of an orange alert on their iPhone. the US-based SIM card can also receive test emergency notifications. These emergency alerts are similar to those issued by the government, and the purpose of these emergency alerts is that they will help you prepare for a real emergency when needed. The test emergency alerts are disabled by default, but the users can enable them by simply calling the specified number. This caller number works even if you want to disable test emergency notifications on your iPhone device.

Test Emergency Alerts: Enable

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the keypad.
  3. Enter *5005*25371#.
  4. Tap the call button.
  5. You will receive a warning that says ‘test warning enabled’.
  6. Then tap reject.

Test Emergency Alerts: Disable

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the keypad.
  3. Type *5005*25370#.
  4. Tap the call button.
  5. You will receive a warning that says ‘test warning disabled’.
  6. Then tap reject.

To learn more about AMBER alerts, the original form where the idea for this feature came from, and how it works on your smartphones, click the link below.

What are Amber Alerts? How does it work? Origin of Amber Alerts.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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